The Poem The Diameter Of The Bomb

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The Impact of War War is something that seems to be more common than not these days. Turn on the television and you’re bound to see updates on some war happening in some country. One thing that everyone on this planet seems to have in common is that no matter where one lives or who they are we all cannot escape the impact of war. The poem The Diameter of the Bomb brings this idea to light by talking about how the impact of violence doesn’t stop within the area it happened. “At the distant shores of a country far across the sea includes the entire world in the circle. And I won’t mention the howl of orphans that reaches up to the throne of God and beyond, making a circle with no end and no God.” (289 Kaminsky and Harris). Acts of violence go so much further than that because humanity now more than ever is interconnected. Humanity feels grief and empathy for each other. These are things that have no boundaries; they aren’t specific to one culture or one country. Just because a person isn’t there at the time doesn’t mean that they can’t be affected. It’s interesting to look into the bearing one act of violence can have on the whole planet and there’s no shortage of instances. In recent events the world dealt with the Paris attacks in November of last year. I personally was affected by these attacks as I …show more content…
Not only do children become casualties such as Shaila’s children do but they are also forced to see the ugliness of war at a much younger age than they should, losing their innocence. Ben Okri writes about this during his short story In the Shadow of War. Okri’s main character Omovo, who is only a child, not only listens to the news of a war raging outside his own home but soon comes to realize the cruel and unfair reality of combat. Omovo learns much to early that war is often not fair and it is never peaceful as he sees the soldiers beat and eventually shoot a woman for bringing supplies to refugees (480

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